Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Dementia Action Week in South Gloucestershire

Dementia Action Week (DAW) takes place from 21 to 27 May and there are lots of events and activities taking place across South Gloucestershire. We...

Find out how you can help transform a child’s life this...

Foster Care Fortnight launched on Monday 14 May and to help raise awareness about this rewarding role we are stepping up our recruitment drive....

South Gloucestershire youth group recognised at Care Leaver Awards

A group of young people from South Gloucestershire have been recognised with an award from the British Youth Council for their work to give...

Call for those at risk of type 2 diabetes to take...

Wendy from Kingswood is among 2,000 residents in the region to benefit from an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme which is reaching out to people...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Bradley Stoke

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

Foster carers wanted

We have launched a campaign to find new foster carers in South Gloucestershire. There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who...

New Health & Wellbeing Strategy adopted

A new strategy to help guide the council’s public health work for the next four years has been adopted. The new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre is ‘bigger and better’ following £1.5 million...

Customers will be greeted by a range of new facilities at Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre, following a major £1.5 million redevelopment funded by South...

New mental health website launches for children and young people

Children from Abbotswood Primary School in South Gloucestershire helped to launch a new mental health website on 31 January, ahead of Children’s Mental Health...

Help shape services for children and young people with special educational...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to give their views on a draft strategy which will help us plan what services for children and...

Inspection findings of special educational needs and disability services published

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have carried out a joint inspection to assess the effectiveness of special educational needs and/or...

Health and care workers encouraged to get flu jab

Flu season is here and anyone in South Gloucestershire who meets the criteria for a free flu jab is encouraged to make sure they...

Brunelcare and Brackley Investments announce plans for new care home development...

Local charity and care and housing provider Brunelcare is delighted to announce that contracts have been signed with Brackley Investments for the development of...

Demand soars for retirement village as show homes open

Seventy-one years-old Pam Fortune officially opened the show homes at the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village. Demand for the village is soaring and over 1,000...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Self Care Week highlights help available on the High Street

To mark Self Care Week (November 13 to 19) we are highlighting the role a High Street health expert can play in keeping people...

Making a splash: Yate Active Lifestyle Centre’s pools reopen

Customers were ready to take the plunge on Saturday (28 October) as the swimming pools at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre reopened following a seven-month,...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Cadbury Heath

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

New report sets out three public health ‘2020 challenges’

The latest annual report from South Gloucestershire’s Director of Public Health, Professor Mark Pietroni, describes work over the past year to help support the...

Woodleaze care home to be decommissioned

Members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet approved the decommissioning process for an ageing council-run care home in Yate on 4 September. Future arrangements will now...

Have your say on local pharmacy services

Residents across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region. The three local authorities...

Carers and young carers help launch South Gloucestershire’s priority actions for...

Young carers proudly presented their own version of the South Gloucestershire Carers Strategy at the launch of the new strategy on Wednesday 12 July. South...

Fostering makes a real difference

Could you care for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life? We are looking for foster carers from every background...

Councils come together to champion care and support workers

South Gloucestershire Council has joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign that raises the profile of care, and the positive...

Have your say on the Adult Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing...

Public consultation begins today on a new strategy that will guide local work to improve mental health for all adults living and working in...

New and enhanced service launched for victims of domestic violence and...

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are to benefit from an enhanced service which has been officially launched in South Gloucestershire. The charity Next Link...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

Public consultation has begun on a new joint strategy to guide the work of the South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board to improve the...

Change in governance arrangements introduced

Governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council changed to a Leader and Cabinet model at Wednesday 17 May’s Annual General Meeting. Under the new arrangements, the...

Dementia Awareness Week in South Gloucestershire

Events and activities are taking place across South Gloucestershire during Dementia Awareness Week (15 to 21 May). Cambrian Green Day Services, run by South Gloucestershire...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Hanham

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with Dementia’...

Council ‘determined to improve’ services for children

South Gloucestershire Council is determined to improve services for children, following publication of an Ofsted inspection report. The report follows a four-week inspection last November...

Over 40s in South Gloucestershire encouraged to have their NHS Health...

Anyone in South Gloucestershire who has received an invite from their GP to attend a NHS Health Check is encouraged to go for their...

Curtain raised on multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre

Customers can enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6 million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council. An...

Try a new activity for free this January with South Gloucestershire’s...

South Gloucestershire Council’s SportsPound programme has just seen the 450th participant sign-up to its free voucher scheme. Since its launch at the start of 2016,...

Hundreds of local people to get help to tackle rising diabetes...

Hundreds of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be offered tailored support to avoid the...

Men’s mental health issues highlighted through Movember

Staff and Councillors across South Gloucestershire Council have been sporting a selection of top-lip topiary throughout November as part of the international Movember campaign,...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils give...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils have voted to give their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of...

Have Your Say: Council Launches Public Consultation on 2017/18 Budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

South Gloucestershire smokers encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober...

We are gearing up for this year’s Stoptober campaign by encouraging residents to give up smoking throughout October and use the opportunity as a...

South Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival

The Discover Festival is back for another year offering a host of opportunities for residents to discover and enjoy something new in South Gloucestershire. South...

Have your say at Community Engagement Forums

Residents are encouraged to attend South Gloucestershire’s new Community Engagement Forums (CEFs) to have their say about local issues and provide feedback on areas...

Carers, dementia and falls prevention: have your say

From Monday 23 May, people in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to have their say on three draft strategies about carers, dementia and falls...

Council employees recognised for public service

Staff who provide excellent services to the people of South Gloucestershire were commended during the council’s Pride Awards yesterday (Wednesday 4 May). The awards are...

Care and Support workers recognised at awards ceremony

Judging for South Gloucestershire Council’s Care and Support Awards has taken place, with winners and finalists celebrated at an awards event on Wednesday 23...

Children’s community health services are changing

We are working together with South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), in partnership with neighbouring local authorities and NHS England,...

New bus network map for South Gloucestershire

Recent research shows that one in four South Gloucestershire residents are now catching the bus. To help you get around by bus we have...

Out and About – local walks between one and three miles

Walking helps you to get fitter, meet people, and explore your local area. Ideally we should all exercise briskly for at least 30 minutes...

Take part in a buggy walk

Buggy walks are a free sociable activity for parents and grandparents of very young children. Walking with a group is a great way to make...